To strengthen their relationship, India and the European Union on Saturday agreed to advance the implementation of the actions set out in the EU-India Roadmap 2025 and foster new synergies to jointly contribute to a safer, greener, cleaner, more digital, resilient and stable world.
To boost the partnership, India and the EU have agreed to work together for a transparent, inclusive and rules-based connectivity between them and jointly work on regulation and support for private investments in physical infrastructure across all sectors: digital, transport, energy and people-to-people programmes. They will explore new opportunities via quality infrastructure, socio-economic benefits from sustainable growth, shared norms and values.
In the digital sector, both will aim for strong and secure connections, submarine cables, satellite networks, 5G connectivity, cross-border payments and plan to use their own navigation systems like Galileo and NavIC for emergency warning services.
The partnership will include CITIIS (City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain) support for implementation of India’s smart city mission, Varanasi Smart City Project (EFKON), contribution to Indian governmental toolkit (policy, technology, economy) for deployment of advanced digital network technologies in India and collaboration between the EU and Indian Space Research Organisation.